TE Connectivity responds to growing demand for miniaturized components with new connector product line
AMPMODU Small Centerline occupies 85% less area than traditional components with 1 mm pitch.
August 25, 2021
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is extending its range of AMPMODU interconnection solutions with the introduction of the AMPMODU Small Centerline product line to address the growing demand for miniaturized components.
AMPMODU Small Centerline connectors have a 1 mm (0.039”) pitch, occupying 85% less area than traditional 2.54 mm (0.100”) centerline products. The new connectors from TE are suitable for high-density systems with target applications including PLCs and other I/O devices, servo drives, robotics, instrumentation and test equipment, industrial controls, and building and home automation devices.
“We are excited to be able to extend our AMPMODU portfolio to now include the Small Centerline 1 mm product family,” says Jana New, product manager for TE’s board signal products. “This portfolio expansion supports the trend in our industry of board miniaturization while continuing to meet the high reliability and quality standards that our customers expect from TE.”
Big reliability in a small package
The AMPMODU Small Centerline family of board-to-board headers and receptacles utilize copper alloy contacts with dual cantilever beams, which mate on the milled side, ensuring reliable signal transfer even in severe shock and vibration environments. Housed in a high-temperature liquid crystal polymer (LCP), they’re suitable for automated reflow soldering at temperatures up to 260°C (500°F) and they have an operating temperature range of -55 to 125°C (-67 to 257°F).
The surface-mount product has a current rating of 1A at an operating voltage of 30V and is available with 10 to 100 positions (double row, vertical orientation) packaged in tubes with pick-and-place caps. Customers can select 30 µ” (0.76 micron) gold or gold flash (5 µ” / 0.1 micron gold) plating depending on their application and cost requirements.
TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions enable the distribution of power, signal and data to advance next-generation transportation, renewable energy, automated factories, data centers, medical technology and more. With more than 85,000 employees, including 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).